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    Revision Booklet

    The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

    Academic Support 2017/18

    Miss Bunger

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    Getting Started

    Effective Learning

    Your ability to learn can be affected by many factors. Fill in the spaces with what helps you learn.

    Learning is



    You are relaxed

    Work is planned


    Time is effectively


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    Study Environment

    Creating the right study environment

    Keep all your study things together and ensure all notes are

    well organised.

    If you prefer to listen to music when revising, ensure it’s not too distracting.

    Find a quiet place where you can

    leave your notes etc. and come back

    to them. This area should have a

    table or desk and a comfortable

    chair. The area you choose should

    be well lit and warm. Make sure you

    keep your study environment tidy

    with no distractions.

    List what distracts you from studying

    to remember to put them away.









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    You will need the following:

    1. A4 lined paper

    2. Folders

    3. A3 paper for posters and mind maps

    4. Felt tips or coloured pencils

    5. Highlighters and post-it notes

    6. Pens and pencils

    7. School notes and books

    8. School text books

    9. Subject specific


    10. Revision Timetable

    Equipment you have Equipment you need 4

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    Revision Timetable

    Making a revision timetable takes time, but it’s a very important part of revision– it means having to

    make a lot of decisions about how you are going to spend your time. It helps to be as realistic as

    possible when you plan. Make a plan that fits with your likes/dislikes, not something so ambitious

    that it is bound to fail.

    Remember to:

     Allocate a time to complete homework

     Don’t try to cover too much too fast – be realistic, small chunks are best

     Plan which topics you will study on which days

     List tasks involved (checking notes, check feedback in books, plan for a 12 mark question)

     Build in definite breaks – and when they finish

     Keep half and whole days when you don’t revise – so they are available for emergencies

    Benefits of using a revision timetable:

     Helps to organise and break down revision into manageable chunks

     Encourages regular and effective revision

     Opportunity to set small achievable targets

     Allows pupils to record weaker subject areas and address them with revision

     Gives student a work/ life balance

     Allows your parent(s)/carer(s) to stay updated with your revision

    Useful links to help you create your revision timetable online for free.

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    Revision Timetable

    You could also make your own revision timetable.

    You need to:

     Highlight and colour block sections.

     Include essential breaks when revising for example: plan to do 45-60 minutes revision and

    then allow yourself a 5-10 minute break

     Prioritise your revision by the order of your exams, class assessments etc. Start with your

    closest exam/class assessment or a subject you struggle with.

     Think about when you work best morning, afternoon or evening and use this time effectively

    for revision

     Make to do lists to help you stay on track.

     Make time for fun, relax, as this to will help you meet your revision goals within your set


     If there is something you don’t understand or are struggling with, ask your teacher.

    If you need help creating your own revision timetable or want a teacher to check yours then

    attend a Homework Workshop to personalise a timetable that works for you.

    Homework Workshops take place every Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. in room 34.

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    Learning Style - VAK

    Visual thinkers will tend to use

    and respond to terms such as:

     I get the picture

     I see that now

     From my perspective

     What's your view?

    Auditory thinkers will tend to

    use and respond to terms such


     I get the message

     That rings a bell

     That strikes a chord

     Sounds OK to me

    Kinaesthetic thinkers will tend

    to use & respond to terms such


     How does that grab you?

     A grasp of the basics

     It certainly feels right

     I can relate to that

    Visual Learning Techniques Auditory Learning


    Kinaesthetic Learning


    Use coloured highlighter

    pens to mark your revision

    notes. You should

    identify key words (these

    may be names, dates,

    places, etc.) You could

    even use different colours

    for different types of


    In the margins of your

    subject note-book,

    draw sketches or

    cartoons that relate to that

    particular topic or

    paragraph. These will not

    only help you to locate that

    particular section but will

    also make it more


    Learn to MindMap

    Pay attention to

    the layout of your revision

    notes. You might find it

    useful to use flow-

    charts (in science, history,

    English and other subjects

    to keep track of events)

    or diagrams (in science,

    geography, maths and

    other subjects.)

    Use the "Roman Room"

    memory system

    You might find it helpful to

    play soothing music as you

    revise. Experts suggest that

    some types of music

    (particularly that with a

    tempo of 58-60 beats per

    minute) can help to

    generate relaxed-but-alert

    Beta brain-waves - which

    can help you learn more

    effectively. However, music

    at a faster tempo or music

    with a strong lyric can have

    a distracting effect.

    Record key points on

    tape and play them over,

    especially just before going

    to sleep.

    Having identified key

    points from your revision

    notes, try making these

    into a rhyme, rap or song.

    This will make them more


    Explain what you have

    learned to someone else,

    perhaps to your parents.

    They usually go on about

    how important it is to

    revise properly - so why

    shouldn't they suffer as


    Learn the "Body-pegs"

    memory technique and use

    it to learn key points.

    Use the "Sticky-notes"

    memory technique.

    If you want to take the VAK quiz to find out your learning style, make sure you attend a Homework

    Workshop to take the quiz.

    Homework Workshops take place every Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. in room 34.

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    Revision Techniques – Mind Maps

    A mind map is a way of getting a lot of information down

    onto one piece of paper. It allows you to revise from a single

    sheet of information, rather than reading pages and pages

    of a textbook.

    Mind maps can be drawn by hand or done on the computer.

    They can be made up of words, pictures, or a mixture of

    both, depending on your learning style.

    Whilst making the mind map, you are revising. Your brain is

    being forced to take out the key ideas and sift through the

    things that you don’t really need.

    By making the mind map yourself, you are more likely to

    remember the information, rather than someone telling you

    what to write.

    You will organise the information how you want on the mind

    map. This helps your brain to remember key ideas because

    the mind map is a visual reflection of what is happening in

    your mind- not anyone else's.

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    Revision Techniques – Index Cards

    Index cards can be used in different ways, depending on the information you are trying to learn.

    1. They can be used to break down information into smaller chunks to be learnt one card at a time.

    This is ideal for learning your speaking or writing controlled assessments in

    French/Spanish/German. This allows the brain to concentrate on sm